Just when the Niner Nation thought nothing could surpass the inaugural season of 49er football, along comes UNC Charlotte's first-ever fall homecoming. We're staking our claim to another great tradition!
After an instant-classic, 53-51 comeback victory over nationally ranked Gardner-Webb, spirit is at an all-time high. Excitement will be at a fever pitch for the Oct. 12 Homecoming game against UNC Pembroke. Homecoming organizers note now is a great time to catch green-and-white fever and join other fans and friends to commemorate this historic occasion. Homecoming weekend includes the first campus Homecoming Lights Parade and Pep Rally as well as a comedy show, community service project, alumni-focused events and student activities.
The Homecoming Lights Parade and Pep Rally begins at 6:30 PM, Friday, Oct. 11. Starting from east campus, student organizations, faculty and staff, alumni and community groups will light up the streets with floats, banners and spirit attire as the parade travels to the Student Union on Craver Road.
A pep rally in front of Student Union will immediately follow the parade. It will feature special performances from spirit groups, food from local restaurants, music, giveaways, and more. An awards ceremony will recognize parade categories for the best float, vehicle, walking unit, and community entry.
UNC Charlotte and the Habitat for Humanity campus chapter are sponsoring a Homecoming Build to provide a deserving family a homecoming of its own. The on-campus build runs through Oct. 11. To volunteer or donate, visit UNC Charlotte Habitat for Humanity's website.
The Alumni Association has a variety of events planned for alumni and guests, including a golf tournament, a game-day Alumni Tailgate Tent and the Homecoming 2013 Family Fun Fest starting at 6:00 PM at the N.C. Music Factory after the game on Oct. 12. For more events and information, visit the Alumni Association's website.